Endress+Hauser and the International Society of Automation (ISA), a non-profit professional association for leaders in industrial automation, announce their current and future collaboration efforts for training and certification. ISA will provide select certified training courses in conjunction with Endress+Hauser’s instrumentation training courses, with these courses offered onsite at Endress+Hauser’s process training units (PTUs) located across the U.S.
With the goal of advancing the training of process industry personnel, Endress+Hauser has designed and built 11 PTUs across the United States. These full-scale, working process units offer hands-on experience with the types of configurations, operations, diagnostics, and troubleshooting found in real-world process plants.
With this strategic collaboration, ISA brings its advanced expertise in controls, valves, drives, and other areas outside the Endress+Hauser portfolio to more students, and in a real-world setting. ISA will send a representative to the Endress+Hauser PTUs to teach the material with a seamless, holistic approach. This provides a world-class, one-stop-shop for training where learners can advance their technical education, eliminating the need for training from multiple vendors.
ISA has long been a provider of certification for automation professionals through its Certified Controls System Technician® (CCST) strategy. The CCST program provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of skills for control systems technicians.
Endress+Hauser and ISA will focus on providing training for Level 1 certification, which confirms that technicians possess vast knowledge with respect to calibration, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting.